|2016-17||13-17||David Haye, All-American|
|2017-18||15-15||NIAC Semifinals||Jordan Fragale, All-American|
ACAA Coach of the Year
1 Conference Championship
Coach of the Year
4th Year ● 62-55 Career Record ● WVU Tech '10
Zack Thomsen is in his fourth year at the helm of the SUNY Delhi men's basketball squad for the 2018-19 season. While Coach Thomsen is the latest in a long line of prominent men's basketball head coaches at SUNY Delhi, he holds the distinction of being the program's sole coach since its transition to four-year athletics, as well as its move to NCAA Division III.
Thomsen's 2018-19 squad made history by winning the ACAA Championship, earning the program's first NCAA Division III conference title. After starting the season at 5-8, the Broncos finished winning 12 of their final 14 games, as well as ten straight home wins, for a 17-10 record. They entered the ACAA Tournament as the second seed, winning both games in come-from-behind fashion in the final seconds. Down by 12 against Pine Manor in the semifinals, Delhi rallied in the final six minutes to win, 76-75, with tournament MVP Jordan Fragale scoring the go-ahead basket with 8.3 seconds left. Then down by 13 against host Alfred State in the championship with ten minutes to go, the Broncos again came back furiously, once again capped off with another Fragale game-winner with 2.1 ticks to play. Thomsen was named the ACAA Coach of the Year, while Fragale earned First-Team All-ACAA and his second straight USCAA All-American Honorable Mention.
In his rookie season, the South Berlin, NY native guided the Broncos to a 17-13 record. While his 2016-17 squad posted a 13-17 mark, Thomsen coached the program's first four-year All-American in David Haye, who earned USCAA Second Team accolades. The 2017-18 team improved to a 15-15 record, and reached the NIAC Tournament. The Broncos had several memorable wins during Thomsen's third year, including an upset of Berkeley on Nov. 19, 2017, snapping the three-time defending national champions' 56-game winning streak. Jordan Fragale received USCAA All-American Honorable Mention to become Thomsen's second All-American.
Thomsen came to SUNY Delhi from Shepherd University in West Virginia, where he served as the assistant men's basketball coach for the 2014-15 campaign. He began his coaching career at Onondaga Community College from 2010 to 2012. Thomsen then became an assistant coach at Le Moyne College from 2012 to 2014, and helped lead the Dolphins to a 17-12 record in 2013-14 and a NCAA Division II Tournament berth. While there, Thomsen earned his Master's.
A graduate of Unadilla Valley Central School in New Berlin, NY, Thomsen played two years at Onondaga Community College, and moved on to West Virginia University Institute of Technology. As a point guard his senior year, he led the Mid-South Conference in assists, and earned Mid-South Academic All-Conference honors.
Thomsen resides in East Meredith, NY with his wife Emily and their newborn son Lincoln Wade.
Andy Gravelin begins his first season as the men's basketball assistant coach for the 2018-19 season. The Oneonta, N.Y. native joins Zack Thomsen's coaching staff following a three-year run as the head varsity boys basketball coach at nearby Milford Central School.
Gravelin graduated from Hartwick College in 2003 with his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Prior to graduating, He began his coaching career in 2000 with the Hoosiers AAU Basketball Program and Oneonta High School. While working with Oneonta High School, he assisted the head coach with teaching the fundamentals of the game and ran various programs. He went on to become the head varsity boys' basketball coach for Milford Central School in 2015, where he coached for three seasons.
While working towards his degree and coaching at the high school level, Gravelin has continued his role as director and coach of the Hoosiers AAU Basketball Program. There he has organized tournaments, practices, and has developed fundraisers. He is also very involved within his community, having volunteered with Oneonta Family YMCA Board of Directors, Oneonta Boys and Girls Club, CANY for the Hungry, and Saint Mary's Catholic Church.
|Title:||Men's Basketball Volunteer Assistant Coach|